Before the congress


To participate in the 25th ECSS Anniversary Congress you will firstly need to register. To do this, you will need to have an ECSS account. If you do not have an account, then you will need to create one. To log in to an existing account or to create a new one and join the ECSS community, click here.
Please follow these steps:

  • Login to your ECSS account
  • Go to the tab marked myCongress
  • Follow the prompts
  • Pay your congress registration fee
  • You will receive a proof of payment in the form of a receipt
  • Please print out your receipt and store it in a safe place

Congratulations, you are now registered for the congress!

Please note: the registration will only be completed once you have paid the registration fee. Full payment information can be found here.
The registration fee for delegates with no abstract submission includes:

  • Admission to all virtual live-streamed symposia
  • Admission to all pre-recorded sessions
  • Direct contact via discussion boards with the authors of all pre-recorded sessions
  • Free download of the eBook of Abstracts
  • Letter of Attendance (printable from your ECSS account)
How to prepare

To get the best out of ECSS 2020, we strongly recommend that you prepare for this virtual congress as you would for a physical congress. Study the scientific programme (available here) noting down what you would like to attend and really plan each day out. Try to attend and learn as much as you can!

During the congress


Sessions are available either by live stream, video recording, or a PDF file during the congress and until the end of 2020. More information is provided below.

Type of Session


Session/Video Duration

Plenary Sessions

Live stream with a discussion board

- 30 minutes per presentation

- 20 minutes discussion

Invited Sessions

Live stream with a discussion board

- 20 minutes per presentation

- 8 minutes discussion

Oral Presentations

Video recording

- 10 minutes per video

Conventional Posters

Video recording and PDF poster

- 3 minutes per video


PDF poster


YIA Oral Sessions

Live stream

- 10 minutes per presentation

- 5 minutes discussion

YIA Poster Sessions

Video recording and PDF poster

- 3 minutes per video

Social media – #ECSS2020

We will be active on social media and we hope you will be too! The official congress hashtag is #ECSS2020 and we encourage you to use this in all of your congress related tweets to help stimulate the debate.

Our social media accounts are:

Twitter @E_C_S_S

We will be running our usual social media competition for the most active person on each of the above accounts! To be in with a chance of winning, make sure you use the congress hashtag in all of your posts.

Following the congress

We would be grateful if you could complete our short survey, which will be sent to you by email.
Should you have any inquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register for the 25th annual congress of the ECSS, you will be asked to enter your existing or create a new ECSS account.
Abstract submission closes on 3rd August 2020, 11:59 Central European Time (CET). Please note: there will be no deadline extension. Abstract submission is free of charge.

Congress Office

ECSS 25th Anniversary Congress
Mrs Nantia Patera

Aachener Strasse 1053 - 1055
50858 Cologne - Germany


ECSS 25th Anniversary Congress

Fon: +4922196262768
Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00
Friday: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
(Central European Time)